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Letting a Computer Plan Your Estate: Is It Worth the Risk?

ElderLawAnswers tested three leading online will preparation and estate planning programs ...

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Estate Planning for a Single Person

If you are single, you may not think you need to plan your estate, but single people are in as much need of a plan as anyone else.

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Life Insurance Can Still Play a Key Role As Part of an Estate Plan

Life insurance can be beneficial in replacing lost income for young families, but as people get older, it can also serve a purpose as part of an estate plan.

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U.S. Appeals Court Concurs That Gay Widow Should Receive Estate Tax Refund

In a case involving the surviving spouse of a lesbian couple who is seeking reimbursement of federal estate tax she was forced to ...

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Is an Electronic Will Valid?

Is a will created on a tablet computer valid?An Ohio judge recently answered that question in the affirmative, but most states have not addressed the issue.

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Obama's Shift on Gay Marriage Is Hopeful News for Widow Seeking Estate Tax Refund

The administration's decision to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act may mean that the surviving spouse of a lesbian couple...

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$5 Million Estate Tax Exemption Part of Obama Tax Deal

A temporary resolution to the question of what the federal estate tax should be is a key part of the tax cut deal ...

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Case Illustrates Dangers of Executing a Will Without Legal Assistance

People sometimes try to save money by not consulting with a qualified attorney when executing their will, instead using a pre-prin...

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